Author Topic: Television tonight: what's worth watching?  (Read 143102 times)

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #925 on: December 17, 2016, 08:45:59 am »
Well done Gerald  :thumbsup:

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #926 on: December 17, 2016, 08:55:40 am »
I was impressed with your tactics, and composure. The lack of a Godzilla outfit did lessen the impact slightly.  ;D
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #927 on: December 17, 2016, 09:38:05 am »
BTW I need to apologise in advance for my choice of specialist subject in semis, it was a purely a tactical decision, and in no way an endorsement of the works.

The novels of Dan Brown

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #928 on: December 17, 2016, 10:14:38 am »
Good job, Gerald.   :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #929 on: December 17, 2016, 10:29:14 am »
Well done Gerald.

I'm always impressed by how calm the contestants seem in front of the cameras. I'd be shaking with nerves and sweating like a pig.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #930 on: December 17, 2016, 03:00:50 pm »
BTW I need to apologise in advance for my choice of specialist subject in semis, it was a purely a tactical decision, and in no way an endorsement of the works.

The novels of Dan Brown

Good thinking; you only need to read one of them.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #931 on: December 20, 2016, 07:25:30 am »
Fleabag

A sort of "Peep Show" from a female perspective.  Funny, crude and poignant in equal measure.

Box set of 6 on iPlayer.

I endorse this message.  It's brilliant. Certainly one of the best original shows of 2016.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #932 on: December 21, 2016, 09:13:23 pm »
I recorded 'Crazyhead' in the autumn and only just found it.

It's excellent, so so funny in a very female way.  By which I mean, the women are the centre of the story and completely believable in a fighting-demony sort of way.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #933 on: December 23, 2016, 04:21:05 am »
John Simpson 50 years of, panaroma special on iPlayer

Wonderful way to get in the seasonal spirit. Time for a stiff drink

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #934 on: December 23, 2016, 05:28:31 am »
Youtube is what we use instead of telly now, right?

Anyway, this one has all the makings of a proper documentary and may appeal to those with an interest in telecoms infrastructure, manhole covers, GCHQ conspiracy theories (tinfoil hats optional, but not required) and suspicious bungalows:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/K_nnUbX7uuQ&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/K_nnUbX7uuQ&rel=1</a>
https://youtu.be/K_nnUbX7uuQ

Well made for a YouTube job! Damn I forgot how tiny Cornish roads are.
He's clearly not heard of Google Global Cache though. Popular videos are rarely served to end users from data centers.


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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #935 on: January 02, 2017, 10:02:32 pm »
Just watched the Christmas special of Inside No.9. Absolutely brilliant, very clever, very funny.

(click to show/hide)

Still on iplayer, and well worth catching up on - especially if you're a fan of vintage 70s horror.

Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #936 on: January 04, 2017, 12:39:35 am »
Don't know if the "OA" is available on Netflix in the UK, but I highly recommend it.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #937 on: January 04, 2017, 10:39:23 am »
Maybe I'll give it another go. I fell asleep the first time.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #938 on: January 04, 2017, 11:04:19 am »
I'm enjoying No Offence - pacy, funny, rude, grimy. If you didn't know before it would only take a few seconds to see that Paul Abbott was behind it. Joanna Scanlon and the other 2 female leads are brilliant. Even Will Mellor is better than tolerable.

New series of this starts tonight, C4 9PM.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #939 on: January 13, 2017, 06:59:37 pm »
Should we be watching Mastermind tonight?
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #940 on: January 13, 2017, 07:00:24 pm »
Should we be watching Mastermind tonight?

Not acvording to my listings mag.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #941 on: January 13, 2017, 07:14:05 pm »
Hmm, my newspaper had the Books of wossisname but I see an electronic version doesn't.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #942 on: January 13, 2017, 07:50:42 pm »
Thanks for checking.  I had wondered myself.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #943 on: January 14, 2017, 10:26:11 am »
Hmm, my newspaper had the Books of wossisname but I see an electronic version doesn't.

Stand down.

Bloke last night's books were Robert Harris; Gerald's doing Dan Brown.  Next week's mag says "Asterix, the Periodic Table, the novels of Nick Hornby, Richard Feynman and Stan Laurel" so not next week either.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #944 on: January 14, 2017, 07:55:33 pm »
I enjoyed Taboo last week, will be watching 2nd episode tonight.

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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #945 on: January 15, 2017, 08:48:41 am »
I enjoyed Taboo last week, will be watching 2nd episode tonight.
Hoh yessssss! [or rather we caught up with Shelock last night, but will catch-up with TabooEp2 soon ...]

I do hope they turn Tom Hardy*'s mike up in future episodes, he's too good to miss any dialogue :)
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #946 on: January 15, 2017, 10:03:48 am »
Hmm, my newspaper had the Books of wossisname but I see an electronic version doesn't.

Stand down.

Bloke last night's books were Robert Harris; Gerald's doing Dan Brown.  Next week's mag says "Asterix, the Periodic Table, the novels of Nick Hornby, Richard Feynman and Stan Laurel" so not next week either.

Ah, I'm probably mixing my authors. So many tenterhooks on, I was.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #947 on: January 15, 2017, 10:20:13 am »
After trying, and abandoning "OA" and something about crime scene cleaners, both because they were shite, we settled on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency". On Netflix, it stars a hobbit and it shows just what is possible when you have a great source material to work with. It also shows that Netflix don't need zombies, vampires or aliens to make a great TV series.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #948 on: January 15, 2017, 10:29:00 am »
After trying, and abandoning "OA" and something about crime scene cleaners, both because they were shite, we settled on "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency". On Netflix, it stars a hobbit and it shows just what is possible when you have a great source material to work with. It also shows that Netflix don't need zombies, vampires or aliens to make a great TV series.

I think that's actually made by BBC America ;)

BBC Four showed an adaptation in 2012 with Stephen Mangam. Pretty good, but just 4 episodes.

Good on Elijah Wood - he seems to be getting into all sorts of non-mainstream stuff.
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Re: Television tonight, whats worth watching
« Reply #949 on: January 15, 2017, 10:45:54 am »
I stand corrected, Matt. I was under the impression that it was a Netflix production. Apparently it's an eight part series, if the first two episodes are anything to go by it will be good.
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